Unsucked Web Manifesto
"WHEREAS, principles such as progressive enhancement and responsive design are nearly universally accepted among the community, but mainly only focus on device capabilities and characteristics instead of user choice;"
"Local Storage is a technology similar to cookies. It stores data on the client-side that persists beyond page refreshes. This means it can be used to store a users’ visited pages without us having to create a database, which means it can work on static sites, which means it’s awesome."
Is Mobile Friendly "Friendly" Enough?
"While there are plenty of questions we can toss around, one thing is certain: in order to create a great user experience a website needs to be mobile friendly in terms of design and data/network usage."
LukeW | On the Wrist: Android Wear vs. Apple Watch
"Over the years I've come to appreciate the importance of scroll flow: a singular, simple gesture that makes an app's core value easily accessible."
Mother's Day online: Making your pages one second faster could increase conversions by more than 9% - SOASTA
"Retail sites aim for conversion rates of at least 2%, so we wanted to find the performance sweet spot, AKA load times that yielded conversion rates of 2% or higher. We found that the sweet spot for this set of sites was between 1.9 seconds and 4.2 seconds. The highest conversion rate — 2.4% — correlated with the average load time of 2.5 seconds."
Hero Image Custom Metrics | High Performance Web Sites
"So why didn’t the hero image get rendered until almost 2600 ms? First, it’s referenced as a background image in a stylesheet. That means the browser’s preloader can’t find it for early downloading and the browser isn’t even aware of the image’s URL until after the stylesheet is downloaded and its rules are parsed and applied to the page."